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People: Executive transactions

The San Diego Padres promoted Billy Gasparino to director of scouting.


The Seattle Storm hired Jason England as director of ticket sales. England was director of premium seating for the Cleveland Browns.

The Houston Rockets promoted Gersson Rosas to executive vice president of basketball operations.

The San Antonio Spurs named Scott Layden assistant general manager. Layden was an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.

The Heat Group promoted Andy Montero to vice president of retail operations.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks hired Gary Gray as athletic director. Gray was athletic director at Montana State University Billings.

America East Conference named Jared Hager director of strategic media.

Collegiate Consulting named Sean McLain general manager of ticket sales and services at Seattle University. McLain was manager of season-ticket sales for the Seattle Storm.

The University of Nebraska and the Huskers Athletic Fund named Jim Rose development officer for major gifts.

Belmont Abbey College named Stephen Miss athletic director. Miss is also the men’s basketball coach.

Jack Bishop will retire as athletic director at Central Washington University in June.

Binghamton University hired Mike McKercher as assistant athletic director for development. McKercher was a specialty sales representative for Depomed/Inventiv Health.

The University of Maryland named Kevin Glover associate athletic director and executive director of the M Club.

Colorado State University named Jason Layton senior associate athletic director for sales and marketing. Layton was senior director of business administration for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


The Tampa Bay Lightning named Robert Canton executive vice president of finance and strategic planning.

The American Hockey League’s Albany (N.Y.) Devils promoted Joe Kronander to director of ticket sales.

Lynch Exhibits named Andy Bernstein manager of national sports business development.

Shamrock Sports & Entertainment promoted Nicolle Meyer to vice president of partnerships.

Blake Sports Group named Craig Whaley director of business development and event services and Faith Richards athlete and business development coordinator.

Univision Communications named Christopher Furst executive vice president and chief information officer. Furst was executive vice president and chief information officer at NBC Universal.

Texas Motor Speedway named Rodney Scearce media relations coordinator. Scearce was public relations/community relations media coordinator for the Phoenix Suns.

Multiteam Organizations

Palace Sports & Entertainment hired Michelle Burton as community partnerships coordinator.

England Rugby 2015 named Debbie Jevans chief executive. Jevans was director of sport for the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Awards and Boards
New Media Institute gave Scarinci Hollenbeck the Standard of Excellence award.

People news
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